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imnoobatfifa

I mean this is probably the best option since no other team wants to host it. I can’t remember who mentioned it, but just remember it could’ve been played online as well…


g-star123

It was mentioned on the community update with Spence. Yea unfortunate but it's better then online major for sure


FlyinNinjaSqurl

Yeah this is the best resolution to an unfortunate situation. I wouldn’t have gone in person anyway so as selfish as it sounds, it makes no difference to me. Plus I’m kinda hyped to see some tense SnD moments without a loud crowd


user9153

Disagree it seems as though they didn’t even present the opportunity to the teams [GM of Boston said so ](https://twitter.com/denzjt/status/1628917651052417031?s=21&t=9cz49tY5Lm2MHqz5-vwisw)


Sainoh

I heard they weren’t given the option to host. It was just the cdl trying to find a venue that wasn’t a teams.


OwariDa1

It sucks but at least they got it on LAN instead of online ig…


arunvenu_

That’s so unfortunate :/


mxeez

I understand the league’s hands were probably tied with NYSL backing out but what an absolute shitshow


nFbReaper

Why did NYSL back out?


derkerburgl

There was no space to host a challengers tournament in the venue


EL_Tr1GGeR

So does that mean there is going to be a challengers tourny going on in ohio along side the major? Because if not then it's like why did they disallow NY from hosting in the first place? lol


derkerburgl

Yeah there should be. Every major is supposed to have a challengers event as well. Last year’s NY event they had Boston host the challenger’s thing in tandem


KKamm_

You gotta stop saying stuff when you’re not even right bc people are gonna believe you and start repeating it


derkerburgl

What was the reason then? I’m pretty sure that’s what was being talked about at the time they canceled it


KKamm_

They just didn’t wanna host it. There’s also no challengers in Columbus as of now Also not entirely against you, more the community in general. They’ll hear one narrative and then repeat it over and over as if it was their own opinion until the end of time


derkerburgl

Seemed like that was the reasoning at the time the news broke according to articles like this one: https://www.levelup.com/en/news/716211/Call-of-Duty-League-Major-4-will-not-be-hosted-by-New-York-Subliners-next-year. I wasn’t trying to spread misinformation tbf. Also your point about Columbus might be true though since that event was almost online I doubt that venue would be big enough for challengers as well.


KKamm_

I think you misread “the venue was too small _even_ for a challengers event” as “the venue was too small for a challengers event.” I also don’t think you’re purposely trying to spread misinformation, you just gotta be careful on this sub bc people will run w it even if it isn’t true


nv4088

But I thought the challengers scene was not being supported?


Dole1995

25m a spot for this


ZirGRiiNCH

My thoughts exactly. I don’t know why they fucking around with this bullshit after spot cost that damn much. They don’t care about the fans anymore, they just want to do “what’s best for them” and move along


Marrkkx

Gotta feel sorry for all the mugs who spent 25m on a spot in this league 😂😂😂


LittleTGOAT

It’s all VC money they literally could not care less


StubbornLeech07

People will be angry but esports are struggling with money, so this isn't surprising.


baseballviper04

Not only that, in the grand scheme of things, it is not enough time to find a venue. It’s why you hear about concerts many months in advance


imnoobatfifa

People wont like hearing this reasonable reason - league is a joke!


StubbornLeech07

That too.


Cking060

They found this out in December. I would think they could find something with a six month notice.


AltruisticRespect21

Venues are booked well in advance. Our wedding venue is fully booked for the next 2 years.


AgntEp

New York is impossible to get anything as well


Pperks10

Boston said they have a venue and weren’t even contacted. So do you think they were actually trying or


jfstrandholm

I severely doubt the titans of the esports scene are struggling with money. CoD has never had the mainstream success that its PC counterparts have had. You will never hear that CSGO or Valorant are having issues maintaining franchises and viewership. This is all Activisions fault for having no integrity towards their product and also why nobody outside of the CoD scene takes this franchise seriously. (Which is a shame cause I think competitive CoD has so much potential that it will never reach)


Gumbolt

Basically just Columbus pro league


FourEyesWhitePerson

This is pathetic.


LegacyLives

Why no audience?


mdj08

Not enough time to secure a venue ig


MY-NAME_IS_MY-NAME

I would've offered my house


ZirGRiiNCH

I would of offered my neighborhood


PmMeYourYeezys

Posted up with my codcomp boys on this guy's cul-de-sac


JediMindTrxcks

Fist fighting the ice cream man after his van’s music disrupts my soundwhoring in G5R11


Rambodius

Major 4 officially does not count (unless OpTic wins).


joshharris12

Kill the league. Just go back to the open tournaments.


UnknownTaco

I miss the days of pro league teams being seeded with open bracket qualifiers joining them in a true group stage. Those were truly the glory days. I would spend three days straight watching dozens of games and now we get like 10 total each tourney. It’s truly a shame how far we’ve fallen


TodorokiSZN

y’all keep cooking the CDL but y’all should be cooking NYSL for backing out lmao. Obv not the best option but tf you want CDL to do when it was supposed to be an NYSL event.


Marrkkx

Idk man if I paid 25million dollars for my spot in the league on top of the couple hundred thousand a year on salaries, I’d expect the league to organise the tournaments, locations etc etc


XT3M3

nysl only backed out Cause there is litterally no place big enough for a challengers and the major itself in the same or near the same building. kings theater, where it would have been, isnt big enough. and before we say msg, radio city or barclays, those are expensive as hell and the cdl nor nyxl is paying for those venues. in the words of dana white, you need 500k to turn the lights on in msg. i guess plan c would be to spilt the events again. but its clear the cdl wants them near each other.


VisionaireX

As someone who lives here in Columbus... and has been supportive of MLG/CWL/CDL for over a decade... its beyond frustrating to know there's an event happening in your backyard and you can't attend.


BusterTheElliott

Really really disappointed in that. I was so excited to go to my first event when I heard it was in Columbus but I guess I'll have to keep waiting.


JelloApprehensive556

They could have done it at the javits center lmaooo


manhattanresident

Easily


Naybody

All to have challengers at the venue SMH. Fuck the challengers man that New York venue was the GOAT!!


Jblake1982

Jesus Christ. They come here and don’t even have a crowd? WTF. Use part of the convention center. One room would be plenty.


AdvancedWolverine

That sucks hella, but at least it’s on LAN.


AMS_GoGo

Lmao talk about the bare fucking minimum


herefortheLOLs12

LOL what a joke!


IAmThe0nyx

Embarrassing LMAO


Informal-Hall1920

The one time I’m live in Columbus the have no live audience 🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲


AgntEp

Show up and see what happens lol


gymedmfan12

They should of just chalked challengers smh the ny major was so much fun last year


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themaxmilestone

25m per team league btw.


Jukester-

Choosing a challengers LAN over having fans in the venue is dumb as hell lmao, 99% of comp cod fans don’t even give af about challengers


TheRealvGuy

this league is great thanks activision


ItsDefDamule

This league needs to fold already


NotFakeJacob

Whoever is running the leauge is stealing checks at this point. Unacceptable to have a LAN event in 2023 without an audience. The leauge is responsible for making sure events get held, not teams. This incompetence should not go unpunished by Microsoft once they finally take over.


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TyButler2020

So much disappointment


TheRealRonMexico7

Competitive has so much momentum right now with ranked rolling out, its a bummer they arent running with it


OhiOstas

Hopefully the setup & production is better than the Columbus tournament, last year. Last year’s setup felt like it was some makeshift stuff thrown together in a basement, so people can watch & bet on it


batnicklaus

Dang, I was hoping to attend if it was in Columbus.


lilboijonjon

Will there be a challengers bracket? I’m near Columbus and was hopeful I could compete


Nocheese22

What a complete joke


EntertainmentOk4802

Major 4 officially will count as a micky mouse win lol


DiabloJV

I literally live two hours from Columbus and have always wanted to go to a major im so sad


ZirGRiiNCH

Can’t we just bring back MLG and not have to worry about this shit?


ablankbullet

This may not be fun for us fans not being able to go, but based on the cost of this, this could end up being successful enough that they bring back the LAN League


Trick0ut

Damn teams selling spots, majors being held without crowds wtf is going on right now.


ujaku

It's not online. I'll take it. It's crumbs, but I'll take it.


AvikHyp3

I'm confused because why can't the league host it themselves?? Does it have to be hosted by the orgs??


PmMeYourYeezys

Not happening but they should use this opportunity to include challenger teams like at Major 1


VVait

Why did the New York one get cancelled again? Would’ve been the one event that would’ve been feasible for me to go to


eco-III

Venture capital drying up and investors pulling out.


UprightAwesome

Lmao they couldn’t just put challengers in Columbus and let NY host the CDL event.


eco-III

Absolutely embarrassing, this league is on life support.


tipsy_jana

Common League L


NinjApheX

Just waiting for the day the league starts to really lean more heavily on the teams who own/partner with venues. I'm curious if Optic, Boston, etc. would have turned down the opportunity to host a second event this year. Or if the league just doesnt want to overuse premium locations/events....


Sandstormmm

No audience lol they coulda made money off me 🤷🏻‍♂️


utfhyv

Say it with me, CWL


freedomtoscream

L League. Only 2 of 12 teams willing to host. LOL


Arsmn11

“Blow it up”


dukezap1

All because CDL requiring fucking challengers. Fuck the CDL and challengers, that NY venue was great last year and would’ve been great again. Common CDL L


EmpireBeamz

I can’t see me to find the reasoning anywhere. Can someone tell me why NY isn’t hosting anymore?


elferna6

Pathetic


dubcobra

If they can make it on a set with some drama and not some sweaty back room that would be nice